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  1. Equality IL wants Rauner to stop contributing to Erika Harold as Ken Griffin chips in $200KRead the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    LGBTQ CANDIDATE ERIKA HAROLD'S CAMPAIGN AND TO DEMAND A RETURN OF LAST MONTH'S $1 MILLION CONTRIBUTION Statement from John Litchfield, Chair of the Equality Illinois PAC, which is dedicated to securing and defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Illinoisans through engagement in the electoral process: "Since Erika Harold is so out of step with Illinois values - the same values that are the foundation of LGBTQ-affirming legislation Governor Rauner has signed into law -- the Equality Illinois PAC calls on Governor Bruce Rauner to suspend any further contributions to Erika Harold's campaign and to demand a return of his $1 million donation to her campaign last month.


  2. Rauner vetoes bill to extend anti-discrimination laws to small employersRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Today I veto House Bill 4572 from the 100th General Assembly, which expands the definition of "employer" for certain types of employment discrimination to impose further liability on Illinois small businesses. The Illinois Human Rights Act prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment in Illinois, and, in most instances, applies to employers with 15 or more employees.


  3. *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner criticized, praised for officiating gay marriageRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    An Instagram post of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner appearing to officiate at the wedding of Equality Illinois board member Mark Cozzi and James Koeke on July 1st has been stirring interest for the past few days. The photo is on newlywed Mark Cozzi's Instagram account, along with photos of him and his new husband on their honeymoon in Italy.


  4. Rauner still hasn't commented directly on the Ives ad, but will he tonight?Read the original story

    Feb 3, 2018 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    "There is no place in the Illinois Republican Party for rhetoric that attacks our fellow Illinoisans based on their race, gender or humanity. Representative Ives' campaign ad does not reflect who we are as the Party of Lincoln and as proud residents of our great and diverse state.


  5. Brady makes some unusual appointments to discrimination and harassment task forceRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced on Friday additional appointments to the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention. "In making these appointments, it is important to bring both diversity and an outside perspective to how best address this important issue in the public and private sectors," said Brady.


  6. Pritzker questioned on Poshard endorsementRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Pritzker is backing a measure to expand taxpayer funding for abortion to women on Medicaid and covered by state employee health insurance. Poshard opposed abortion rights as a governor candidate and member of Congress.


  7. Rauner meets with LGBTQ groups at Equality Illinois headquartersRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2017 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    LGBTQ and allied groups met with Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday morning to discuss challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Illinoisans that might find remedy in actions by the state. The issues discussed during the meeting at Equality Illinois, the state's LGBTQ civil rights organization, included healthcare and human services, youth and schools, housing, immigration, LGBTQ cultural competency of state-funded programs, and the protection and promotion of civil rights.


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